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Kahana on Netanyahu: He won’t take responsibility for Meron, shouldn’t lead country

Illustrative: Likud leader and former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrives to testify before the Meron Disaster Inquiry Committee, in Jerusalem, on July 21, 2022. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Illustrative: Likud leader and former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrives to testify before the Meron Disaster Inquiry Committee, in Jerusalem, on July 21, 2022. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

After former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu denies responsibility for last year’s Meron disaster, Deputy Religious Affairs Minister Matan Kahana, who oversaw this year’s event, lashes out at the opposition leader.

“A person who will not take responsibility should not seek to steer the country,” Kahana tweets of Netanyahu’s efforts to regain the premiership in the coming November election.

Netanyahu earlier told the state commission of inquiry into the events that he had not been aware of critical safety issues at the annual event.

“I take responsibility for what was in front of me and that was the epidemiological disaster — and that I prevented. I can’t take responsibility for what I didn’t know,” he said.

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